|47th Attorney General of Virginia|
|Assumed office |
January 11, 2014
|Preceded by||Ken Cuccinelli|
|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 33rd district
February 1, 2006 – January 11, 2014
|Preceded by||Bill Mims|
|Succeeded by||Jennifer Wexton|
Mark Rankin Herring
September 25, 1961
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
|Education||University of Virginia (BA, MA)|
University of Richmond (JD)
Mark Rankin Herring (born September 25, 1961) is an American lawyer. He is the 47th and current Attorney General of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the Senate of Virginia since a 2006 special election. He represented the 33rd district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
In the wake of Ralph Northam's controversy over blackface pictures appearing on his yearbook page, Herring admitted to also wearing blackface. Herring, like Northam, is currently resisting calls to resign.
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- "Senator Mark R. Herring; Democrat - District 33". Senate of Virginia. Archived from the original on May 29, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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- Vozzella, Laura (December 7, 2018). "State Attorney General Mark Herring to run for Virginia governor in 2021". Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- Schneider, Gregory S.; Vozzella, Laura (February 6, 2019). "Virginia Attorney General Herring says he wore blackface in college". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 6, 2019.